The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva has explained on Monday that the ongoing search for oil in the North-East region, Gombe State, Lake Chad Basin by the NNPC has been very successful.
The Minister confirmed this on Monday while on Channels television in Abuja, he also noted that two oil wells have been drilled in Gombe State as exploration continues on Nigeria’s other side of the Chad Basin.
When asked to give an update on the exploration of oil in the Lake Chad area, Sylva said, “Definitely, we are very much on that project. We have already found oil. We have drilled two wells so far in the North-East, in the Gombe area and they were very successful and the exploration and drilling will continue on our side of the Chad Basin.”
The Gombe State Government expressed its support to increase Nigeria’s hydrocarbon resource base through the search for oil in the Gongola Basin.
The government had said all communities in the state were ready to offer assistance to ensure the success of the project that existed between the state and the NNPC.
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